Tiredness is also called as fatigue or weariness in which there is lack of energy or motivation. Physical and mental conditions can cause tiredness, infections and sleep disorders. Feeling tired once in while after performing strenous work is normal, but feeling tired and fatigued all the time even without doing any activities can be an indication that something is wrong with the body especially when it is severe.
Tiredness can be an indication of an illness, lack of sleep or stress, wrong eating habits and lack of exercise.
Causes of tiredness
- Tiredness can be caused by poor nutrition
- Lack of sleep or sleeping less than 8 hours or working in shifts can result to constant tiredness.
- Performing excessive physical hard work
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- Iron or vitamin deficiency anemia can also cause tiredness
- Undiagnosed diseases of the heart, poor circulation of blood in the muscles and brain due to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and other diseases related to the heart.
- Hypertension and diabetes
- Diseases of the thyroid like hyperthyroidism and hyporthyroidism
- Taking medications such as antihistamines, diuretics and medications for blood pressure
- Arthritis, liver disease and kidney failure
- Avoid being stressed to lessen tiredness and fatigue. Stress can be caused by problems with relationships, family and other issues.
- Perform exercises regularly such as a simple walk at least for 30 minutes every day. It increases the secretion of the feel good hormone that keeps the body fresh and full of energy throughout the day.
- Take vitamin B complex supplements that have 30 mg of panthothenic acid or B5 to prevent tiredness of the adrenal glands and protect the nerves and increase strength.
- Limit the consumption of caffeine and sugar.
- Avoid alcohol at night time
- Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, pototoes, oranges and lentils, especially all potassium-packed foods.
- Take care of some underlying conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
- Supplement the diet by eating mineral and vitamin-rich foods to treat anemia. Food rich in iron include lean meats, fish, green leafy vegetables and eggs. Iron increases the hemoglobin level of the blood and controls the level of cholesterol in the blood.
- Take plenty of sleep at least 8 hours every day. Minimize snoring which is one of the causes of sleep apnea.
- Take a deluxe energizing bath. In a small container with a lid, place a cup of sea salt and a cup baking soda and then add 7 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil and 2 drops of peppermint oil. Mix them well. The lavender oil has a restorative and mood-lifting effect while rosemary and peppermint oils provides energy and reviving properties. Place the mixture in the bathtub filled with warm water and then soak in the solution for at least 15 minutes. Rinse the body with a cool shower. Towel dry the body and apply a peppermint-scented lotion for a refreshing feel.